In The News - December 2017

Ennis (asi/52493) has announced that, in conjunction with the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the firm’s board of directors has approved a special one-time bonus to more than 2,200 non-management employees in the amount of $500 each.

Perry Ellis International (asi/77715) announced that the city of Doral, FL, celebrated Perry Ellis International Day on December 12, 2017. The firm was recognized by local leaders for its 50 years in business and for 20 years of being headquartered in the south Florida city.

Crystal D (asi/47759) has announced the purchase of a new 3-D laser engraving machine.

Pioneer Balloon (asi/78200) has expanded its print capabilities for microfoil balloons to include a larger imprint area and lower minimums on multicolor imprinting.

Alphabroder (asi/34063) has closed its acquisition of Prime Line (asi/79530). Both companies are Counselor Top 40 suppliers, with alphabroder ranking number-one in the industry. 

BIC Graphic (asi/40480) has announced the company will be moving forward in 2018 with one main phone number, one main fax number and one main fax number for 24-hour orders as follows. Phone Number: 1-888-446-5242; Fax Number: 1-800-753-5690; Fax Number for 24-Hour Orders: 1-800-626-9015; Email:; Email for 24-Hour Orders:

EverythingBranded USA (asi/160791) has boosted its expansion plans with an investment in state-of-the-art offices in Leicester, England. The location will act as base of international operations.

Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140) will be closed Dec. 22nd – 25th and Jan. 1st for the holidays. Internal inventory will take place Jan. 2-8; no shipments will go out during this time.

Starline USA (asi/89320) has become the third supplier in 2017 to achieve accreditation from the Quality Certification Alliance.

American Solutions for Business (asi/120075) is donating 50 computer monitors to a local school, where students will learn how to use CAD and other software programs to help prepare them for a career in tech, engineering and other trades. 

IDProductsource (asi/62088) has released a new video promoting its new Hot/Cold Packs. See it here:

BELLA+CANVAS (asi/39590) has launched a new BELLA+CANVASKids collection that will include a premium collection of combed and ringspun blank apparel in baby, toddler and youth sizing.

Ennis, Inc. (asi/52493) announces that its subsidiary GenForms will be relocating its manufacturing and customer service operations from Anaheim, CA to the Ennis-owned Block Graphics facility in Sun City, CA. 

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) announced the winners of the association’s annual awards during its holiday party in New Rochelle, NY. In addition, Jonathan Riegel was inducted into the SAAGNY Hall of Fame. For the list of award recipients, visit

Universal Promo’s (asi/92977) Upline Ideas division has relocated to Maple Grove, MN

Cintas (asi/162167) has received support from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for a new distribution center in Groveport, OH. The tax credit is 1.09% over six years and is valued at $145,000 should the business meet all of its requirements. Cintas expects to create 69 full-time equivalent jobs generating $2.3 million in new payroll by the end of 2021. 

Crystal D (asi/47759) is celebrating 25 years in business. “The next 12 months are going to be filled with celebration. Twenty-five years is a milestone that I will not let go by quietly,” says company President Chuck Dahlgren. Customers and industry professionals can follow the celebration on the Crystal D Facebook page or the Crystal D website.

EverythingBranded USA (asi/160791) will be expanding its U.S. coverage – plans that include opening a satellite office on the West Coast in 2018. The expansion will increase the USA account managing team from near 40 to over 100 by the end of 2018. 

Southwick Specialty Advertising (asi/330940) of Portland, OR, will be closing on Dec. 31 after 38 years. The company won’t be accepting any mail or UPS/FedEx deliveries from then on. Principal Jim Southwick said a plan to retire is the reason for the closure.